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NASA identifies 219 new planet candidates - and 10 potential 'Earths'

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 21, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Jun 20, 2017

Our knowledge of the universe just expanded significantly, thanks to NASA's Kepler space telescope. The exoplanet-finding machine allowed the agency to add 219 new planet candidates. 10 of those planets are around the size of Earth and are around the range from a star where water might pool on a rocky planet's surface. Related:





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